• UDC, New Student Center / WASHINGTON, DC


The University of the District of Columbia student center in Washington, DC will provide student resources and recreation and act as a neighborhood anchor for the university in the Van Ness community. The design will strengthen accessibility to the campus from Connecticut Avenue and the nearby Van Ness Metro station. The student center entrance will be marked by a prominent plaza and gathering space defined by a large lawn or ‘campus green.’ A terraced garden of native plantings will define the southern entrance. Stormwater collection and reuse along with bioretention and native plantings are incorporated into the LEED platinum project design.